Liverpool were on the verge of completing a move for Lyon’s playmaker Nabil Fekir during the summer transfer window but the deal surprisingly fell through.
According to Daily Mail in June, before the summer World Cup In Russia, the Reds pulled out of the deal due Fekir’s injury which made him failed his medicals at Melwood.
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During the World Cup, the midfielder was in fine form for the Les Blues side, helping them to their third World Cup glory.
As a result of his impressive performance at the Mundial, reports via the Liverpool Echo suggested that Klopp is looking at the prospect of reigniting his desire to work with him this season.
However, it was too late for the Merseyside club to capture the Frenchman’s signature as Lyon were not ready to release him for the second time.
Fekir has reportedly revealed the reason behind his failed move to Anfield last month. According to him, the Reds were responsible for his inability to complete his move to the Premier League outfits.
Though he admitted it was sad for him not to have completed the much-speculated move, he said he has overcome the disappointment and has moved on with his career.
“The missed transfer to Liverpool is totally digested. These are things that happen. It’s like that. We must advance. It’s ancient history I heard several things. The real reason is
that they (Liverpool) only know it.” he said
The Frenchman was also linked with a move to Old Trafford as reports claimed Mourinho is keen on his services but the Red Devils hierarchy didn’t make any official approach towards his signature.